Coolios, my 360’s have never scratched a disk (original and 2 replacement consoles). My games are all “pristine”. However XBOX 360 has been a disaster as far as the hardware design and quality control. MS cut corners enormously on the 360 and they should be held accountable.
Every 360 owner should read this
I’m not sure if MS still offers it but when I bought my 360 3 years ago, it was $30 / year for an extended warranty. I thought it was a rip off at the time but now with all the 360’s troubles and the cost of repairs, $30 / year is worth it to me as insurance that I won’t get burned the next time my console fails. It will fail again. They all will, its not a question of “if”, but “when”. OK maybe that’s a bit pessimistic but don’t say I didn’t warn ya
PS. Stand your XBOXs vertically. Heat dissipates better.